Richard and Judy Book Club – Questions for Discussion
The Richard and Judy Book Club, exclusively with WHSmith, is all about you getting involved and sharing our passion for reading. Here are some questions to help you or your Book Group get started. Go to our website to discuss these questions, post your own and share your views with the rest of the Book Club.
- Dinah Jefferies has created a great sense of time and place in this novel. Discuss how she has achieved this?
- Gwen is only nineteen when she travels alone to Ceylon to marry. Discuss the character of Gwen and how she copes with the changes her new life brings.
- Discuss how the issues of race and colonialism are dealt with in the novel.
- The keeping of secrets is a big part of this novel – discuss the decisions that the characters make and the effect these decisions have on their lives.
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